Robert Starks Jr. is the Vice President of Learning Initiatives for MaxKnowledge, Inc. Robert has seven years’ experience in Higher Education with an emphasis in Career Services, Alumni Relations, and Community Outreach. Robert has led the development of alumni programming in which he was recognized by Career Education Corporation (CEC) with the "Above and Beyond" award for his exceptional alumni programming among the division. As former Director of Career Services for Collins College, Robert's team was recognized with four consecutive Best Placement Practice Awards from the Arizona Private School Association (APSA) among its 56+ member schools in the state.
Robert holds a Master of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and a minor in Sociology. Robert is an active member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and is the Director of Media & Technology and former Membership Chair for the Arizona Career Development Association (ACDA). Additionally, Robert is the founder of Careertipster.com and serves on the Arizona Program Committee of the national non-profit, Boys Hope Girls Hope. Robert has conducted Director-level training for Career Services on the use of social media and has presented at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).